Milestones

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Education fellows to examine critical research areas

Jun 20, 2017
Photo: Education Building

The National Academy of Education announced the recipients of the 2017 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowship Programs on May 25, and no institution is home to more winners this year than UW-Madison’s School of Education. Four faculty members will each receive $70,000.

Society of American Historians honors Cronon

Jun 20, 2017
Photo: William Cronon

The Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Award for distinguished writing in American history of enduring public significance has been presented to UW environmental historian Bill Cronon, citing his “unparalleled commitment to public discourse and academic freedom.” Related video: Cronon’s memorable message.

Strand, leader in serving nontraditional students, retires

Jun 13, 2017
Photo: Judith Strand

Returning adults and other nontraditional students have broader access to UW–Madison today, thanks to the tireless work of Judith Strand. Following 40 years at three universities, Strand retired this month from her post as associate dean in the Division of Continuing Studies.

For the record, Peg Eusch is retiring

Jun 6, 2017
Photo: Peg Eusch

After nearly a decade as the gatekeeper for the Records Management Program at UW-Madison, Certified Records Manager Peg Eusch is retiring. Eusch is the person charged with ensuring the employees of UW-Madison understand proper records creation, management and retention.

Kutzbach honored as collaborative scientist

Jun 6, 2017
Photo: John Kutzbach receiving award

John Kutzbach has been awarded China’s highest scientific honor for foreigners for 30 years of collaboration advancing American and Chinese climate science. Kutzbach uses models of Earth’s climate to both better understand previous climates and more accurately predict future ones.

Honors for staff who work with students

May 18, 2017
UW banner

The Madison Student Personnel Association recognized the work of eight employees who work in student services. Founded in 1956, the SPA exists to create connections among people who work with students to support, enhance and reinforce the university’s learning mission.

Venturelli is named a Shaw Scientist

May 18, 2017
Photo: Ophelia Venturelli

Ophelia Venturelli, an assistant professor of biochemistry, is one of two researchers in the UW System to earn seed funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Shaw Scientist Program to pursue innovative approaches to advancing human health while supporting their career development.

Goldsmith cited for early-career teaching and research

May 18, 2017
Photo: Randall Smith

Randall Goldsmith, an assistant professor of chemistry, is among the 13 U.S. early-career faculty members in the chemical sciences to win a 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. Goldsmith’s research group works to develop methods to examine the behavior of individual molecules during chemical reactions.

Dawn Crim accepts DPI leadership position

May 16, 2017
Photo: Dawn Crim

Dawn Crim, associate dean in the School of Education, is leaving her post to become assistant state superintendent for the Division for Student and School Success in the Wisconsin DPI. The division is responsible for ensuring that all children attain proficiency in meeting the Wisconsin Academic Standards.

Governor proclaims employee appreciation day

May 11, 2017
State Capitol

Gov. Scott Walker has sent a message of thanks to all state employees, including the UW. “In honor of your hard work and dedication to the State of Wisconsin and its citizens, I have proclaimed … May 10, 2017, State Employee Appreciation Day.”


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Linder wins award for advocating more women in IT

May 9, 2017
Photo: Meloney Linder

Meloney Linder is one of six winners of the Internet2 Gender Diversity Award. Linder serves as associate dean in the Wisconsin School of Business. The award was established with the aim of getting more women in the information technology field within research and education.

Kaufman honored for eye research

May 4, 2017
Photo: Paul Kaufman

ARVO, the largest and most respected eye and vision research organization in the world, is honoring UW ophthalmologist Paul Kaufman with the 2017 Friedenwald Award. Much of the medical world’s understanding of the aqueous humor outflow system in the eye has been the direct result of Kaufman’s work.

Global Health Awards cross disciplines

May 2, 2017
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Drawing on expertise from schools and colleges across campus, the 2017 UW-Madison Global Health Institute grant recipients showcase the breadth of disciplines needed to ensure health for all — from infectious diseases to economics, dairy science to biochemistry to medicine.

Maas recognized for contributions to IT

Apr 27, 2017
Photo: Bruce Maas

UW-Madison CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology Bruce Maas has received the President’s Leadership award from Internet2, the pre-eminent advanced technology community in the U.S. Also, former UW CIO Annie Stunden received the Internet2 Mentorship Award.

Connor promoted to research policy post

Apr 6, 2017
Photo: Nadine Connor

Nadine Connor has been appointed associate vice chancellor for research policy and compliance. Connor’s responsibilities include serving as the institutional official for both the human subjects and animal research programs, as well as overseeing the stem cell oversight program for the university.

Guthier feted for service to Union movement

Apr 4, 2017
Photo: Mark Guthier

The Association of College Unions International has given Wisconsin Union Director Mark Guthier an award recognizing his significant contributions to the college union and student activities movement. Guthier is only the third director in the Union’s nearly 100-year history.

Ramanathan appointed Graduate School associate dean

Mar 30, 2017
Photo: Parmesh Ramanathan

Parmesh Ramanathan, professor and former chair of electrical and computer engineering, joins the Graduate School April 3 as associate dean. His duties will include supervising the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment, the Office of Academic Services, and the Office of Admissions.

Andes receives national microbiology award

Mar 28, 2017
Photo: David Andes

David Andes, a professor of medical microbiology, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Andes researches antibiotic resistance, particularly in fungal pathogens. He aims to understand how pathogens resist treatment and how to overcome their defenses.

Gray to advance Peabody media mission

Mar 7, 2017
Photo: Jonathan Gray

You might be familiar with the Peabody Awards, given for distinguished media achievements since 1940. Peabody is now launching The Media Center, a production division and scholarly research center. UW-Madison’s Jonathan Gray will be one of the inaugural Peabody Fellow Scholars.

Bird Bear to lead diversity programs in SoE

Feb 28, 2017
Photo: Aaron Bird Bear

Aaron Bird Bear has been appointed assistant dean for student diversity programs in the School of Education. Bird Bear will be responsible for leadership around recruiting, supporting and retaining underrepresented students, while also serving as the school’s multicultural/disadvantaged coordinator.